Thursday, 5 March 2015
We Felt That - A Humble Beginning
I began writing about my recent findings of the incredible benefits that aromatherapy had been impacting my son, and friends I received such positive feedback, and many inquiries about what I had stumbled upon.
Essential Oils have made a really positive impact on my family. Our son was diagnosed with a sensory and anxiety disorder in October of this past year. His ability to self-regulate his behavior without medication or formal occupational training has been remarkable. We show love, and patience in our best times... and he knows for the most part how to bring himself out of a potentially bad situation. I looked into using aromatherapy as a way to assist and enable his body to line-up with what my son was trying so desperately to accomplish... and within moments of the first application, we noticed positive changes.
Being a lover of all things natural and handmade (see all my posts since I began blogging in 2013)... it only came naturally to me to seek and find a creative way to get these amazing oils onto our family in a consistent and safe way. Roller balls and topical application were working great... but the creative person inside of me knew these was more to it!
Enter Felting! Being a potter, I would hand-build and spin pieces in the basement studio of my mom's house for hours and hours on end. They would have to drag me upstairs just to get me to eat! Well... my dear parents live in Kitchener, and since having our second child... and another on the way.... the dust, oxides, and all that comes with being a potter had to be put on the back burner. I thought I had lost that creative outlet... and I mourned for something to put my hands to.
Again.... Enter Felting! I took a course by the local and wonderfully talented artist Tammy Jane Lepp, who owns the online Esty store called: Pambatam She makes incredible textiles and taught me how to make them too. Youtube also was amazing for adding any missing pieces about felting balls that Tammy was not versed in.
Stay tuned for a up and coming collaborative project with The Art Hub! I am going to be offering 5 Spring time courses ranging from children's courses in the evening to make one of these beauties...
and as well as two adult date night themed workshops!
Men: You can MAKE your wife a piece of heirloom-worthy jewelry that will elevate her mood and yours....
Ladies: Your man is going to make you a beautiful piece of jewelry that will elevate your mood and his.... call the sitter, and book the hotel room! ;) .. plus you get to make one for yourself! #winning